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Liz Mullen

Staff writer Liz Mullen covers labor, agents and horse racing.

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Broadcasting Agent Babette Perry, Who Repped Erin Andrews, Joining Innovative Artists

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 03 / 25 / 15

Longtime IMG broadcasting agent Babette Perry has joined Hollywood talent firm Innovative Artists to create and run a broadcasting and alternative television division. Perry has repped several high-profile sports broadcasters, including Erin Andrews. Andrews remains a client of IMG. Perry first...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Horse racing gets TV time

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SportsBusiness Journal: What’s new at Breeders’ Cup?

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10/27/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Race announcer Durkin reflects

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10/27/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Labor & Agents: Shine adds to roster

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10/27/14
SportsBusiness Journal: CAA Sports: Investment will fuel growth

Private investment firm TPG’s increased investment in Creative Artists Agency will provide an even stronger foundation for continued growth of the sports division, CAA Sports co-head Howard Nuchow said. “We are going to continue to grow as we always have,” Nuchow said last week. ...

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10/20/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Roc Nation in acquisition mode

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10/20/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Roberts preps for CBA talks

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10/20/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Labor & Agents: Wray to Relativity

M LB agent Fred Wray , who counts a number of up-and-coming players, including Los Angeles Angels rookie pitcher Matt Shoemaker , as a clients, has left Octagon and joined Relativity Sports ’ baseball division. Wray also represents H ...

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10/13/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Breeders’ Cup looks to extend Vegas reach

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SportsBusiness Journal: WMG hires ski agent Svenningsen

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